PHOTO OF THE DAY- The Boat Shed, Cradle Mountain

This is a really old Boat Shed on a lake high up in the Mountains of Tasmania. It’s actually on Cradle Lake in Cradle Mountain National Park and I took a bunch of images in the area when I went there specifically for landscape photography. There had been a sale on national flights around Australia so I jumped on the chance to go to Tassy as I’d never been before and so many people say it’s god’s playground. They weren’t wrong as the island state is incredibly beautiful and everywhere you go is absolutely breathtaking. Around every turn my jaw would drop a little lower and lower in amazement, haha.

Cradle Mountain National Park is aptly named after the major Mountain peak in the area and it’s located directly behind me in this shot. There’s a few reason’s I didn’t compose it into this image but the major ones were that I wanted to shoot for the colours of the sunset and I just loved this wooden path leading into the scene. I think most photographers shoot this boat shed from the other side of it and can therefore get the mountain range in it so this view might be a little different for most of you. By shooting in this direction I also got to showcase some of the local flora in the area which is very green ! I LOVE how the ultra wide angle lens, 14-24mm, has distorted all the angles a little in this image and created this kind of focus point in the centre of the frame, even the clouds appear to be pointing towards the centre 🙂

This has to be one of my favourite images I’ve made so far and I know if I’d personally like to hang the image as an artwork on my own wall, then I’m onto something good so to speak.

Software Used:

Photomatix PRO – Is a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a free trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

 On1 Perfect Effects  An amazing Filter program to stylise the image. a standalone Filter program which can also be launched from Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture

– Topaz Clarity Is used to add contrast to the image, 15% off all Topaz software use discount code LukeZemePhotography

Image Location:

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Editing this image:

This was a 5 bracket image shot on a tripod using a Nikon D800 in Aperture Priority mode using 1EV increments.

  • To tonemap this one I used Photomatix – This is the most common used HDR software out there. 15% off discount code LukeZemePhotography
  • The two main filter software programs I used in this edit were Topaz Clarity (15% off all Topaz software with discount code LukeZemePhotographyand I also used Perfect Effects, from OnOne and it has a huge variety of Filters.
  • Because of the types of work I did with the Filter programs I ended up with a fair bit of contrast and noise in the sky so eradicated all of this using my noise reduction software Noiseware 5– From Imagenomic, noise reduction software. Use code LukeZemePhotography for 10% off

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